Queensland Girls' Secondary Schools Sports Association

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Queensland Girls' Secondary Schools Sports Association
QGSSSA.jpg
Formation 1908
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Membership
10 member schools
Official language
English
Website sportingpulse.com/assoc_page

The Queensland Girls' Secondary Schools Sports Association Inc (QGSSSA) is a sporting association for girls from eight private girls' schools, one co-educational private school, and one co-educational public school, based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Established in 1908 as the Secondary Schools Sports Association,[1] inter-school competition commenced in 1909 in the sports of Swimming, Tennis and Basket Ball. Competition is offered to, and organised for, girls from Years 7 to 12.

History[edit]

Somerville House athletics team, c.1900

The Sports Association of Secondary Schools of Queensland, was formed in 1908, with three members: Brisbane Girls Grammar School, The Brisbane High School for Girls (now Somerville House) and Eton High School (now St Margaret's Anglican Girls School). There is some evidence to suggest that Moreton Bay College may also have participated in sporting competitions in the early years.[1] The association had been initiated by Constance Harker, co-Principal of Somerville House,[2] and its aim was to "promote a friendly spirit between schools and at the same time deepen and strengthen the loyalty of individual girls to their own school".[1]

Ipswich Girls' Grammar School and St Hilda's School joined the Association in 1911, followed by the Brisbane State High School in 1921, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School in 1939, Clayfield College in 1941, Moreton Bay College in 1945, and St Peters Lutheran College in 1946. Several other schools have also been members of the QGSSSA at some time, – Girton College Toowoomba, Commercial State High School, University High School, Wynnum High School and Technical College.[1]

Schools[edit]

Members[edit]

School Location Enrolment Founded Denomination Day/Boarding Year Entered
Competition
School Colors
Brisbane Girls Grammar School Spring Hill ~1,150[3] 1875[4] Non-Denominational Day 1908[1]     
Brisbane State High School South Brisbane ~2,500 1921 Secular Day 1921[1]         
Clayfield College Clayfield ~945[5] 1931[6] Uniting Church Day & Boarding 1941[1]             
Ipswich Girls' Grammar School Ipswich ~860 1892[7] Non-Denominational Day & Boarding 1911[1]             
Moreton Bay College Manly West ~1,137[8] 1901[9] Uniting Church Day 1945[1]         
St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School Corinda ~857[10] 1929 Anglican Day 1939[1]             
St Hilda's School Southport ~1,188[11] 1912 Anglican Day & Boarding 1911[1]             
St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Ascot ~900[12] 1895[10] Anglican Day & Boarding 1908[1]             
St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly ~1,990[13] 1945 Lutheran Day & Boarding 1946[1]         
Somerville House South Brisbane ~1,200[14] 1899[15] Uniting Church Day & Boarding 1908[1]

(N.B. Years of participation in the QGSSSA in brackets.)

  • Girton College, Toowoomba (1908)
  • Commercial State High School
  • University High School
  • Wynnum High School and Technical College

Sports Played[edit]

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics (Artistic)
  • Gymnastics (Rhythmic)
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Track & Field Athletics
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming

Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta[edit]

Swimming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "A Brief History". QGSSSA. SportingPulse. 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  2. ^ Gill, K.E (1983). "Harker, Constance Elizabeth (1875 - 1964)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 9 (Online ed.). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. p. 199. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Aspiration and Intent Statements". School Profile. Brisbane Girls' Grammar School. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  4. ^ "A Brief History". School Profile. Brisbane Girls' Grammar School. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  5. ^ "2006 Annual Schools Report" (PDF). Downloads. Clayfield College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Clayfield College". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Ipswich Girls' Grammar School". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  8. ^ "Moreton Bay College – School Annual Report 2007" (PDF). News. Moreton Bay College. 2007. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2008-04-15. [dead link]
  9. ^ "College History". Discover MBC. Moreton Bay College. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  10. ^ a b "Annual School Report 2007". School Reports. St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School. 2007. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Annual Report of St Hilda's School 2006" (PDF). Documents. St Hilda's School. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  12. ^ "Procedures". Enrolments. St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Introduction & School Details" (PDF). School Report 2007. St. Peters Lutheran College. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  14. ^ "School Annual Reporting 2006". About Us. Somerville House. 2007. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  15. ^ "Somerville House". Schools. Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 

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